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Surname meaning for "Hunt"
English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English
hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). The
term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as
stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit
restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler
forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word
seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the
Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare